Remember the ESPN the magazine w/ Sidney on the cover? There was a story about a mother of a "future NHL star" that heckled Crosby from the glass? He did say which one. However, I had read somewhere that claimed it was Kessel's mom. I was right....
Here is an article on HF with an interview with Jack Johnson, Crosby's buddy from Shattuck-St. Mary's where he said it was Kessel's mother.
http://www.detroitsportsrag.com/article ... 80905.html
Spiro: Your friendship with 1 st overall pick Sidney Crosby has been well-documented since your days as teammates at Shattuck St. Mary's. What was it like to play with him, and will he live up to his expectations in Pittsburgh?
"Johnson: Sid is the best player that I have ever played with or against. We hit it off right away during our first year at Shattuck. The whole chemistry of the team was so great; it was just like an immediate click.
One of my favorite Sid stories is the time that Phil Kessel's mom went right down to the glass and started heckling him before a face-off in the opponents' zone. She was calling Sid every nasty name in the book and telling him that he was overrated. Typically, Sid would win the face-off and set me up for a slap shot near the blueline. Not this time. Sid went up to me and said that he was going to win the face-off and take the puck himself and score. I just nodded my head.
Sure enough, the puck drops and Sid grabs possession. Within 2 seconds, the red light goes off and all Sid does is tip his hat to Mrs. Kessel. Just a classic Sid Crosby moment."
You gotta wonder if Crosby would get along with Kessel or would his parents realize that Crosby could make their son very rich someday playing on his line?
It was awhile ago, but you never know who could hold grudges....